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What is Joint Custody in NJ?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on June 25, 2017

I get asked all the time, "What is joint custody in NJ? What does it really mean in practical terms to me?"

The bottom line is that in New Jersey, there are two broad types of custody.

Physical custody deals with where the child lives, and legal custody deals with who makes major decisions for the child.

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Topics: Child Custody, Co-parenting, family court

Do It Right The First Time

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on May 31, 2017

As a divorce lawyer, half of my clients are people who are getting divorced.

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Topics: Divorce, Divorce Court, family court

The Court Should Be Open For Parenting Time Emergencies

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on May 9, 2017
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Topics: Child Custody, Co-parenting, Divorce Court, family court

What If Your Early Settlement Panel in NJ Fails?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on May 7, 2017

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Topics: Alimony, family court

Monmouth County Courthouse Facilities

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on May 4, 2017
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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

Family Court Motions

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on March 22, 2014

What is a motion? A motion is simply a request of a judge for something.

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Topics: Divorce, family court, Monmouth County divorce attorney

Parental Substance Abuse in Monmouth County

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on December 6, 2013

I think that parental substance abuse is a form of child abuse.

I think that what is needed in New Jersey is a structured, quick, efficient, and effective system for a parent who believes that the other parent is abusing substances to have immediate access to the Court.

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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

5 Ways To Prepare For Your Appearance in Family Court

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on December 1, 2013

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Is there anything you can do before your court appearance to help you retain the best results possible?

There is much uncertainty and most people have a lot on the line, and this combination can produce anxiety in even the calmest of people.

I suggest paying attention to the following 5 areas to help you to maximize your chances of having a successful court experience.

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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

Is My Spouse Entitled To A Part Of My Inheritance In A NJ Divorce?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on November 24, 2013

The easy answer under New Jersey law to that question is “no.”

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Topics: Divorce, Equitable Distribution of Property, family court

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